Kim Bougaardt, Toni Alexander, Kerstin Eser, Sameenah Ahmed and Zurita Moore all with a love and passion for good design and aesthetics make up the team at the Plascon Design Centre. It is South Africa’s first trade-orientated design centre, and provides a décor consultation and 3D rendering service for architects, interior designers and decorators, property developers and owners.
This blog follows the ins-and-outs of working life at the Plascon Design Centre – what challenges and inspires us. We hope you enjoy the journey.
Could there be any better place to work for a colour junkie? With a decor stylist’s background moving into Plascon Design Centre was a step closer into dealing hands-on with a few other loves: decor and people. And so it is that I’m left to play, create, entertain and inspire – myself and others – on a daily basis in this colourful world we at the Plascon Design Centre are forging. I call that a win-win situation.
Cool, calm and oh, so, talented! With a sixth sense for all things trendy as well as forecasting trends, Kerstin is the one we turn to, to add a little sparkle to anything that needs that X-factor. Having worked in the world of decor magazines for over a decade as a stylist, her natural creative flair and gut feel for what works and looks good is made to look easy through her eyes.
Sameenah has a love for spaces that are contemporary and modern which comes across in who she is and the work that she does. She has a sense of humour that keeps the team on their toes and talking. As an interior designer she brings her technical know-how and decor knowledge of what works spatially, to play.
Toni is a graduate of the BHC School of Design and tackles all projects with ease. As a qualified interior designer and decorator, her ideal design philosophy is also her favourite quote by D.H. Lawrence: ”Design in art, is a recognition of the relation between various things, various elements in the creative flux. You can’t invent a design. You recognise it, in the fourth dimension. That is, with your blood and bones, as well as with your eyes.” Toni’s flare for the dramatic sees her dreaming of designing and adding colour to sets for film, television and theatre productions.
Design Centre Manager, she’s the one with the whip. She wears many hats but her favourite has to be the branding and colour one.